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This Is Why “Birdman” Deserved the Oscar…That It Won.

12 Mar

birdman

It might seem silly to defend why a movie should win an award that it has already won, but I’m just much better at defending things that people already like. I tried writing a post in defense of getting your car towed in the winter, but the only thing I could think of was that you get to meet new people at the tow lot.

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“Saving Mr. Banks” Didn’t Get Nominated for Best Picture? What the Damn Hell.

10 Feb

Mary Poppins

I don’t get out much, as most of you know, and I certainly never get to go to movies. But once a year, a movie comes out that is not optional to miss, and Saving Mr. Banks was that movie of 2013 for me. You might think that I have a slight bias towards Saving Mr. Banks because it is about the making of Mary Poppins, which is a movie starring Julie Andrews, a woman I love and am obsessed with, but I’m here to set the record straight – I am biased, yes. But despite my underlying Julie Andrews agenda drawing me in to see it, Saving Mr. Banks is really a fabulous movie. And although some of the highlights for me were the 2 minute glimpses of Mary Poppins that show Julie Andrews, there are objectively a million other amazing scenes in Saving Mr. Banks that make it definitely worth seeing for those of you that aren’t quite as…unstable as me, in the Julie Andrews section of your brain. Not only do I think the movie is very good, but I also think it is asinine (that’s right, Academy, I said ASININE) that Saving Mr. Banks is not nominated for Best Picture. Or that Emma Thompson wasn’t nominated as Best Actress! It boggles my mind. I mean, Meryl Streep and Judi Dench? Never heard of em. Amy Adams? Seriously? Cate Blanchett? I couldn’t pick her out of a line-up. And do not even get me started about Sandra Bullock. Oh my god.

Oh, I'm not nominated? Well, that's hilariously charming and ASININE.

Oh, I’m not nominated? Well, that’s hilariously charming and ASININE.

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Tina and Amy! Oh, and the Golden Globes.

13 Jan

Tina and Amy 2014

– Here come Amy and Tina! OMG OMG OMG! They both look like beautiful mermaids that just washed ashore from the funniest, cutest ocean.

– I love the Golden Globes because everybody is drinking champagne and looks all tipsy and relaxed. If I could go to any awards show, I would go to this one. How do I apply to be a seat filler? Because I’ll start gathering my letters of recommendation now.

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I Had A Few Drinks and Then I Watched “The Sound of Music Live!”

5 Dec

A few notes:

* Julie Andrews is my favorite celebrity of all-time.

* Sound of Music is one of my favorite movies of all-time.

* I have never seen the Broadway version of TSOM, only the movie.

* I’ve had some cocktails.

Carrie Underwood TSOM

– Everyone should be thanking their lucky stars that Audra McDonald is a part of this.

– What a great set! So much more real looking than the Austrian Alps! NOT! I’ve seen better shrubbery in my yard, and I have the deadest, most uncared-for shrubbery in the city.

– Carrie Underwood just almost biffed it on the hill! What if she tripped and fell in the first 5 minutes, during the most important song of the entire show?!?? I wonder if her understudy, Kellie Pickler, would have to take over.

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